Penticton RCMP is investigating the city’s 4th homicide of 2017, however police have not released who the victim is or when they died.
Police superintendent Ted De Jager said “There is nothing further to release on this matter. There is no nexus to public safety and the integrity of the investigation outweighs the need to notify the public of the particulars,”
More information will be added as it becomes available.
Past Penticton Homicides
Dean Gillette, January, 2017
John Doe, April, 2017
Dale Atkinson, June, 2017
Police responded to a call for assistance at a Woodlands Drive home at approximate 5am on June 12th. Police found Dale Atkinson, 63 dead at the scene.
Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said that Atkinson victim of a homicide. The name of the victim has not been released at this time. Police said the homicide was an isolated indecent, stemming from a domestic disturbance.
The suspect who had been in a relationship with c has been released from custody. No charges have been laid at this time.
Police were called to a complex in 900 block of Creston Avenue on April 26th on report of shots fired.
Police arrived to find one man dead at the scene. Police arrested the suspect nearby, and seized a firearm.
Update April 27
Police said the person that was arrested for the shooting has been released from custody. No charges have been laid at this time.